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Frequently Asked Questions for Patients

How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in California?

In order to qualify for Medical Marijuana in the state of California, you must have a written or oral verifiable, recommendation from a California board licensed physician. Once you have your doctor's recommendation, you can legally grow, consume and possess your medicine under California State Law Proposition 215.

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in California?

Patients in California diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under Prop 215: HIV/AIDS, anorexia, arthritis; cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraine headaches, persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to spasms associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, including, but not limited to, seizures associated with epilepsy, severe nausea or any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either: substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336); and if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient's safety or physical or mental health.

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How do I book an appointment on MarijuanaDoctors.com?

Booking an appointment on MarijuanaDoctors.com is quick and easy. Simply use the form on our site to search for and compare doctors in your area. Once you've selected your physician and appointment time, you can choose to pay in advance or at the doctor's office. You will receive appointment confirmation and directions to the doctor's office within 24 hours, and can reschedule at any time if needed.

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How much does it cost to book through MarijuanaDoctors.com?

Booking an appointment through MarijuanaDoctors.com is absolutely free. You only pay for your doctor's visit, which you can do at their office, or in advance through our online payment system. A typical visit with one of our in-network doctors will cost between $100 and $250. Also, our new MyDoc Recommendation program is absolutely free and your doctor visit may be covered by your insurance. The MyDoc program is designed to educate physicians unfamiliar with marijuana treatment and laws on the benefits and legalities, and to simplify the process of issuing you a recommendation.

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Do I need to be referred by my primary care doctor in order to book through MarijaunaDotors.com?

No. Anyone who may benefit from medicinal marijuana that lives in a state in which medical marijuana is legalized may use our online booking system.

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Do your doctors take my insurance?

No. Insurance companies currently do not cover medical marijuana; therefore none of our in-network doctors accept insurance. However, our new MyDoc Recommendation program helps you visit your own primary care physician for a medical marijuana recommendation, which means you will most likely be able to use your insurance for that visit.

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Will my information be kept private?

Absolutely. MedicalMarijuanaDoctors.com will treat your information with the upmost confidentiality. We will never add your name to any state list. And we will only discuss your private information for verification purposes. Your visit to a medical marijuana doctor is considered part of your confidential medical record and your doctor will only discuss your medical condition and your marijuana recommendation for verification purposes. For more information, please view our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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What are the standards for admission of doctors into MarijuanaDoctors.com?

MarijuanaDoctors.com has adopted strict standards in evaluating the doctors allowed to join our network of trusted physicians. Only qualified, licensed, USMLE board certified physicians who are in good standing are eligible for listing on MarijuanaDoctors.com. Each physician meets his or her state’s specific requirements for recommending medical marijuana. And each doctor and doctor group is confirmed via telephone by a MarijuanaDoctors.com representative.

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What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

You must provide a valid state-issued ID or Driver's License, and bring along any necessary medical documentation to support your diagnosis. This includes recent medical records, prescriptions, physician's letter, chiropractor's letter, x-rays, MRI's or any other documentation that you think can help.

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How long is a medical marijuana recommendation valid for?

Recommendations are typically valid for up to one year. We advise you to make an appointment before the expiration date so that you can be re-evaluated and obtain a renewal of your physician recommendation.

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in California?

There are dispensaries all over the state of California where patients can purchase medical marijuana. Visit PotLocator to find one near you.

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